Ever wonder how supermodels stay posh even when they’re off the runway? It all boils down to their immaculate sense of style. Usually, the overall look leans towards casually fashionable, and even downright comfortable.
You need to know how to become a model in terms of fashion style by elevating your own look. But don’t worry, you don’t need to have expensive designer outfits to accomplish this. For the most part, there are standard pieces that you may already have in your closet.
Here are 10 model-approved style tips that will surely make you look like you came out straight from a runway:
1. Incorporate oversized clothes
If you want to marry style with comfort, don’t hesitate to wear your much-loved jeans with a shirt that is a tad larger size. For instance, a boyfriend shirt lets you create a balance between showing your force of character and your delicate female charm. After all, borrowing from the boys will never go out of style.
2. Walk in heels
You should always have a pair of heels in your wardrobe. Heels help you maintain a better posture, plus they make you look slimmer, taller and more confident. Wearing heels doesn’t mean you need to sport skyscraper stilettos; you can go for more comfortable options like heeled wedges or boots.
3. Make a leather jacket your best friend
The best fashion investment you can make is in a high-quality leather jacket. There are many different styles of leather jackets and the more you have, the bigger your chances of crafting a stylish look. What’s more, you can wear it over any wardrobe staple such as a summer dress or a plain shirt.
4. Accentuate your hips with the right jeans
Jeans are a staple item in every person’s closet. To make your belly look flat, accentuate your hips with high-waist jeans. And to complement this look, wear a crop top and ankle boots.
When supermodels are off the runway, they usually rock plain, comfortable clothes. Even with light blue jeans and a white shirt, you can look fashionable as long as you wear jeans with the right fit that emphasize your hips.
5. If you can’t stand heels, wear sneakers
Six-inch heels may not seem chic and comfortable to you when you want to go on a city hike and still stay fashionable. Good thing, today’s trendy sneakers provide comfort as well as style. From sports pants to dresses, you can combine your sneakers with almost anything without hurting your feet.
6. Complete your look with sunglasses
Heading out under the sun? Make sure you bring your sunglasses with you to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Not only that, sunglasses also complement your outfit to add that supermodel flair you’ve always wanted.
Make sure to pick sunglasses that best fit the shape of your face. No supermodel will leave a home without a pair of sunglasses. It’s also quite a useful accessory as it protects your eyes while making you look classy and made up even if you didn’t get enough sleep.
7. Look slim with black
Black always tends to hit the bull’s eye when it comes to style. It’s a foolproof fashion solution especially for those who don’t want to spend hours on deciding what to wear. By wearing black, it’s easier to appear elegant and stylish.
There’s nothing unlovable about black. It’s classic, slimming, and can go with absolutely every piece of clothing that you may have.
8. Don’t go out without hair elastics
Having a bad hair day? Hair elastics will come in handy when you want to show your face and appear tidy. Clear elastics are the best choice since they don’t stand out too much.
Make sure that when you tie back your hair with elastics, you do so in a sleek, not messy and over-styled way. The “messy look” may seem on trend, but not all faces are lucky enough to go well with the style.
9. Embrace minimalism
Often, models look their best when they wear simple, modern clothing lines. This way, as they strut along the street, people will focus more on their natural beauty rather than on their branded clothes. Nothing busy or fussy, and almost everything in the ensemble comes in a neutral color.
By embracing minimalism, you are providing a canvas for your major beauty moments. Just because you keep things simple doesn’t mean that you can’t exude appeal. By being deliberately simple, you allow your bright red lipstick and healthy skin and locks take center stage.
10. Work on your confidence
No matter how stylish your outfit is, it will not work unless you wear it with confidence. Think about it, have you ever seen a model walk the runway while slouching? Your character counts as much as your outside appearance.
When you have confidence in yourself, no matter what you’re wearing, people will surely notice. Develop your self-confidence to let your inner supermodel shine through.
Now, inject your personal touch
Supermodels are human beings so there’s no reason for you not to be able to channel their look and follow their style. However, you should develop your own personal style as well, and should only look to models for fashion inspiration. This way, you can be trendy while also remaining true to your unique, individual personality.
Jessicka Bell co-founded the AgenC, one of the leading model/talent agencies in the Middle East, in 2014. After just three years in the market, the AgenC now works with most (if not all) of the heavy hitters in media and fashion, as well as represents over 1,000 talents ranging from international models through to cast, kids, creatives and photographers.